Meet The Coaches

We are proud to have the best coaches in youth soccer.

Coach Krisi

Coach Krisi

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Krisi graduated from Wilson College with a degree in elementary education and taught in the Cumberland Valley school district for 8 years. She has extensive experience working with children across a variety of other settings including coaching, tutoring, refereeing and counseling. Krisi started playing soccer at age 5 and has played on both school and travel teams. She is passionate about healthy living and plays kick-ball and flag football in addtion to soccer. Krisi can’t wait to bring her energy and excitement for soccer and fitness to the field with your children!

Coach Megan

Coach Megan

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Megan is from Middletown, Pennsylvania and just recently graduated form Bloomsburg University. Megan graduated with a communications degree, while also being a member of the women’s soccer team. Megan recently completed a graduate assistantship at Bloomsburg University and is now an assistant coach for the Penn State Harrisburg women’s soccer team. She hopes to become a counselor one day to continue helping children. Megan says that soccer has made a significant impact on her life and taught her many life lessons. She is excited to start impacting children’s lives through soccer by joining our Soccer Shots team!

Coach Angie

Coach Angie

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Angie is a mother of two children and lives with her family in Grantville, PA. In her free time, she can be found scrapbooking or spending time with her family. Her favorite color is yellow! She is excited to see the look on your child’s face when they learn something new this season!

 

Coach Nicole

Coach Nicole

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Nicole is currently a junior at Elizabethtown College studying Early Childhood and Special Education with a minor in Spanish. She comes to us with years of soccer experience as a goalie and volunteer experience as a girls’ soccer coach at Lower Dauphin High School. To win her over, make sure you share your cotton candy with her! She is excited to teach your child and see them learn throughout this season!

Coach Ann

Coach Ann

Soccer Shots Coach

A current resident of York, PA, Ann played four years of collegiate soccer at Millersville University while earning her Elementary Education degree. She also has a Masters in Special Education. She previously taught in the Cumberland Valley School District. Ann has remained active with soccer and children by playing in women’s leagues, as well as currently raising three children of her own. One way she found to pass on her passions for soccer, teaching, and children is through her involvement with Soccer Shots.

Coach Sam

Coach Sam

Soccer Shots Coach

A York native, Coach Sam attended York College and earned her degree in Psychology. She works for the Lincoln Intermediate Unit as a personal care assistant for children. She has also decided to go back to school to earn her teaching degree. When she is not studying, she plays on two co-ed soccer teams, swims, and loves spending time with her family and friends. She loves that children are always ready to learn and have fun! On the soccer field, her favorite move is the step-over turn. A few of her favorite things are seafood and the color pink!

Coach Dalton

Coach Dalton

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Dalton can be found teaching PE at a private school in Maryland during the day and exploring Soccer Island at night with all of his soccer friends. He has coached soccer to various ages and strives to inspire and encourage children to enjoy sports and he knows it will help them learn and grow through life!

Coach David

Coach David

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach David is a full-time Brand Ambassador with Soccer Shots Harrisburg & York. David was born and raised in Mexico, and attended nearby Messiah College where he was a four-year member of the NCAA Division III powerhouse men’s soccer team. He was a winger for the Falcons, and he helped them to the 2017 Division III National Championship. He is excited to now work full-time with Soccer Shots to train children across Harrisburg & York. 

Coach Sarah

Coach Sarah

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Sarah comes to us with years of experience working with preschool children. She first was introduced to Soccer Shots when her son participated several years ago. She is passionate about impacting children. Sarah lives in Dover with her husband and her three sons.

Coach Kelley

Coach Kelley

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Kelley is ecstatic to be on the Soccer Shots team! She grew up in Carlisle and is a senior at nearby Messiah College. Coach Kelley is studying to earn her degree in Musical Theatre with a minor in Disability and Family Wellness. She loves working with children especially because they are so carefree! She aspires to open a theater and dance company for children one day. A few fun facts about Kelley are that she loves pizza and red pandas. Be sure to ask Coach Kelley what her favorite joke is when you see her on Soccer Island!

Coach Derek

Coach Derek

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Derek has a true passion for soccer and coaching. He signed his first professional soccer contract when he was 16, and has played professionally in multiple countries including Guatemala and Sweden. He loves leading the next generation of soccer players through our structured programs, and teaching character words such as encouragement and respect. Coach Derek especially loves seeing how children grow throughout a season, both on and off the field!

Coach Lindsay

Coach Lindsay

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Lindsay is from Duncannon, Pa. and recently graduated from nearby York College where she earned her degree in Sports Management. She was a three-time All-Capital Athletic Conference award winner on the field hockey field, first started coaching with Soccer Shots as a two-season intern. Now, Lindsay is also a full-time Program Coordinator with Soccer Shots and is excited to continue impacting children and families through our programming!

Coach Jon-Eric

Coach Jon-Eric

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Jon-Eric is a full-time Coaching Coordinator for Soccer Shots Harrisburg & York. He is a native of Kentucky, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Sports and Business Management. He was a standout collegiate soccer player at Ohio Christian where he was an NCCAA All-American in 2013, and was twice named NCCAA All-Region. Coach Jon-Eric is excited to teach the world’s greatest game to children in Soccer Shots!

Coach Rob

Coach Rob

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Rob is from Downingtown and attends nearby York College where he is pursuing a degree in Sports Management. He is a Philadelphia sports fan who is excited to work with Soccer Shots because he loves making children smile! Coach Rob was a multi-sport athlete growing up, and he loves showing the positive impact that sports can provide to young children.

Coach Malia

Coach Malia

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Malia is one year away from an Exercise Science degree, and she loves coaching with Soccer Shots because of the opportunity to help children grow in both their soccer skills and their love for the game. She is excited to see every child grow from the beginning of the season to the end!

Coach Ashley

Coach Ashley

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Ashely is majoring in Early Childhood Education and Special Education at nearby Shippensburg University, and she’s a multi-sport athlete who loves working with children. Coach Ashley especially loves seeing the many moments when children learn something new, and she knows Soccer Shots provides those moments every week!

Coach Jordan

Coach Jordan

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Jordan is a full-time PA licensed Aesthetician, a job she enjoys because of its unique problem-solving opportunities. On a nice day, you may find her outside in a boat on a river, or playing with her nephews. Coach Jordan is passionate about soccer and is excited to have a lasting impact on the lives of the children that she coaches, just as her own coaches did when she was a child.

Coach Jess

Coach Jess

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Jess is originally from Bedford, Pa and has enjoyed traveling all over the world! She is now excited about exploring the area around Harrisburg. Coach Jess spend the majority of her time creating lasting impacts on children as a fourth grade teacher. In addition she teaches the English language to children living in China via an online program. Coach Jess is excited to instill a love for the game of soccer in the young lives of the children we serve during her time as a Soccer Shots coach!

Coach Adria

Coach Adria

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Adria is a native of York County and currently a middle school science teacher. She absolutely loves teaching and seeing her students make connections about what they’re learning and their own life. Coach Adria loves being outdoors and participating in activities such as gardening, hiking, running and kayaking. She has also played soccer since she was eight as well as track and field, cross country and rugby! Coach Adria is excited to be a coach to share her love for soccer and help young children grow!

Coach Alexa

Coach Alexa

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Alexa is originally from New Jersey but has relocated to the Harrisburg area. She teaches full-time as a middle school special education teacher. Her passion for teaching is evident in how she looks for any and all milestones that her students make and loves celebrating those with the students and their family. Coach Alexa grew up playing multiple sports including soccer, basketball, and softball. She also loves being outdoors and reading! Coach Alexa is excited to impact children at a younger age and be a part of their first soccer experience!

Coach Alyx

Coach Alyx

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Alyx grew up in Cumberland County and has played soccer throughout her entire childhood! She is a stay-at-home mom to her two little girls, and she loves getting to explore with them each day. Her family is always ready for an adventure and anything Disney! Coach Alyx is so excited to help foster a love for soccer and have as big of an impact on the children as she experienced as a young child!

Coach Noah

Coach Noah

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Noah is a native of Harrisburg, Pa but spent time teaching Language Arts in Pittsburgh before returning to the area. Growing up he was active in soccer, baseball, rugby, and running track! Some of his favorite activities now are hiking, kayaking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Coach Noah  feels fortunate to have had excellent coaches and role model growing up, so he is looking forward to providing the same inspiration for the children of Soccer Shots!

Coach Jessie

Coach Jessie

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Jessie grew up in Washington but is currently attending Messiah College working towards her degree in International Business and a minor in Spanish. She also competes on the women’s soccer team! She has played soccer since she was 5 years old and her passion for the game has continued into her college career. She loves spending time with family and friends when she isn’t on the soccer field or studying. Coach Jessie is excited to pass along the true joy for playing soccer that she also carries with her.

Coach Kelsie

Coach Kelsie

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Kelsie is from Lewistown, Pa. She traveled to the are to attend Messiah College. There she is working towards her degree in Health and Family Sciences as well as competing on the track and field team. She enjoys being a seasonal missionary with Child Evangelism Fellowship in the summer and has worked with many children in the surrounding areas! Coach Kelsie is looking forward to connecting with children and teaching life skills through soccer!

Coach Melissa

Coach Melissa

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Melissa is originally from the Harrisburg area and grew up playing soccer for local teams, including LDC and Challenge United. After playing high school soccer at Hershey, Melissa went to Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, to continue her soccer career. After two years, Melissa came back to Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in recreation, park and tourism management. For seven years, she worked in the hospitality industry with Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, but soccer never truly left her life. Since college, she has been an instructor for Soccer Shots, as well as a program coordinator. Melissa lives in Hershey with her husband and now three children.

Coach Ryan

Coach Ryan

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Ryan is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina but made his way to Mechanicsburg after graduating from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Coach Ryan is now a graduate assistant at Messiah College for the cross country and track & field teams. He enjoys hiking, kayaking and biking when he is not coaching. He is also a huge sports fan and loves following the NFL, MLB and NBA! Coach Ryan is excited to share his positivity on the field with the children of Soccer Shots!

Coach Zach

Coach Zach

Soccer Shots Coach

Coach Zack grew up in Enola, Pa playing soccer, basketball, and baseball among many other sports! He is an employee of FedEx Ground in addition to studying to complete his degree in sports management. Coach Zack enjoys hiking, traveling, and exploring new places as well as following professional sports. He is looking forward to helping children grow in their self-confidence and soccer skills during his time as a Soccer Shots Coach!

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